the use of filibustering
must be at least 30
must be a citizen for 9 years
vice president of the US presides
can be a member at 25
elected from a district
must be a citizen for 7 years
benefits include offices, staff, income and tax deductions and a pension
may server on joint committee
The least number of members who must be present for a legislative body to conduct business; majority
Issue a formal condemnation
A proposed law presented to a legislative body for consideration
the non-legislative power of constitution-making and the constitutional amendment process
a charge levied by government on persons or property to meet public needs
a type of veto a chief executive may use after a legislature has adjourned; when the chief executive does not sign or reject a bill within the time allowed to do so
a measure relating to the business of either house, or expressing an opinion; does not have the force of law and does not require the President's signature
to bring formal charges against a public official; the house of representatives has the sole power to _____ civil officers of the US
the current office holder
the drawing of electoral district lines to the advantage of a party or group
issue formal condemnation
election of an officeholder by the votes of an entire governmental unit rather than by the voters of a district or subdivision
constitutional clause that gives congress the power to make all laws "necessary and proper" for executing its powers (elastic)
necessary and proper clause
Unpopular provision added to an important bill certain to pass so that it will "ride" through the legislative process
the act of lying under oath
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